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Table 3 The distribution of ERα and ERβ in BRCA1-associated breast cancers and in cancers of the control group

From: Expression of estrogen receptor beta in the breast carcinoma of BRCA1 mutation carriers

Receptors' status BRCA1-associated breast cancers n = 48 Control group n = 120 P
  N (%) N (%)  
ERα(+)/ERβ(+) 4 8.3 49 40.8 <0.0001
ERα(+)/ERβ(-) 3 6.2 20 16.7 0.086
ERα(-)/ERβ(+) 16 33.3 17 14.2 0.009
ERα(-)/ERβ(-) 25 52 34 28.3 0.004